Griqua Captaincies

Title to land and loss of land in the Griqua captaincy of Philippolis, 1826-1861

Many reasons have been advanced for the failure of the Griqua Captaincies of Griquatown and Philippolis. These include the political squabbles among the Griquas and their inability to create effective forms of political authority; detrimental policies of the missionaries; the indecision of the Cape government and their ineffective protection of Griqua interests; the disruptive effects […]

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